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University of Westminster launches new Architecture and Environmental Design BSc Honours

1 February 2016

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Starting in September 2016, the University of Westminster’s Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment will launch a new Architecture and Environmental Design BSc Honours degree.

The course will encompass the artistic and the scientific to create a new generation of architects who are not only environmentally aware, but able to quantify the environmental and energy impact of their designs. 

In completing the Architecture and Environmental Design BSc Honours students will develop their creative environmental design, technical and analytical skills, as well as their critical thinking and awareness of the wider architectural context. This course will give students skills that can be used both in architectural practice and in environmental design consultancy. The research issues explored in students’ final thesis projects could also lead them to pursue further research in the Department of Architecture’s MArch (Part II) and MA/MSc programmes.

The Architecture and Environmental Design BSc course will be put forward for prescription by the Architects Registration Board (ARB) and validation by the RIBA (Part I).

Students will be taught by a team of academics with an international track record and expertise in the field of environmental design.

Academic staff will include:

Recognising the lack of comprehensive performance prediction and feedback protocols in the field of architecture and environmental design as a subject area, the University of Westminster also previously launched its successful Architecture and Environmental Design MSc degree.

About the Faculty

The Architecture and Environmental Design BSc Honours degree will be taught at the University of Westminster’s Marylebone Campus, home to the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, one of the country’s leading centres for architecture and the built environment.

The Faculty has a strong reputation and connections with industry leaders. It prides itself on the largest RIBA Part 3 programme in the UK, and has continued to lead in this area by recently teaming up with RIBA for a student mentoring scheme and boosting its ability to collaborate on research, global mobility and joint academic projects with the Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing and the Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture.

The learning environment for students has also been greatly enhanced with the launch of a new cutting-edge digital fabrication laboratory in April 2015 and a £5.2 million investment in new architecture studios offering the best facilities in London. Prospective students can also apply for one of 10 new Wates Scholarships for students embarking on their undergraduate studies across Architecture and the Built Environment.

Find out more about the course at our Undergraduate Open Day on 19 March

About the University of Westminster:

The University of Westminster boasts a vibrant learning environment attracting more than 20,000 students from over 150 nations and we continue to invest in our future with new developments, research projects and new ideas.

We offer highly attractive practice-based courses that are independently rated as excellent, many with international recognition. Our distinguished 180-year history has meant we lead the way in many areas of research, particularly politics, media, art and design, architecture and biomedical sciences, and our position in the city of London allows us to continue to build on our close connections with leading figures and organisations in these areas as well as in the worlds of business, information technology, politics and law.

Our commitment to educating graduates for the needs of professional life attracts high quality students from within the UK and around the globe.

Internationalisation, employability and sustainability are key elements in the University of Westminster’s vision for the future and we strive to ensure the very highest standards are met and maintained.

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